CH Distillery grand opens in the West Loop on Tuesday. (Arnold Klein )
Oyster Week Specials
Frontier 1072 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-772-4322
Treat yourself to two varieties of bivalves--$14 for a dozen raw or $7 for three char-gilled—plus $5 Ballast Point beers at this weeklong oyster celebration leading up to Sunday's Seven Seas Charity Feast (1-4 p.m.; $55) and 30-chef Mother Shucker contest (4-7 p.m.; no cover). 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Through Sunday.
National Lemonade Day
Kanela Breakfast Club 3231 N. Clark St. 773-248-1622
1552 N. Wells St. 312-255-1206
Rise and shine Greek-style with a $3.50 loukoumades doughnut made with lemon honey, syrup and toasted walnuts. Even better? On Tuesday, it's served with a complimentary lemonade. 7 a.m.(7:30 a.m. at Clark St. location)-3:30 p.m.
CH Distillery 564 W. Randolph St. 312-707-8780
Chicago's first distillery-slash-cocktail-bar takes its name from the basic elements in alcohol—carbon and hydrogen—and features 48 seats, an Eastern European-inspired bar snack pairing menu and $11 classic and craft selections with housemade spirits such as the Oxycontin Cocktail (tea-infused gin, ginger syrup, honey, lemon) and the Czech Mate (cinnamon- and spice-infused vodka, grapefruit, honey syrup). 5-11 p.m.
Story Club South Side
Co-Prosperity Sphere 3219 S. Morgan St. 773-837-0145
Throw your to-do list out the window and instead hear stories told in "list" form by Chicago writers Aubrey Henretty, Gwynn Fulcher and Ray Teresi at this BYOB showcase. If sharing a story of your own is on your to-do list, sign up for one of three open mic slots—eight minute limit, written or no-notes, list structure not required. 7:30 p.m. $5 suggested donation.
Black Star Comedy
Estrella Negra 2346 W. Fullerton Ave. 773-227-5993
Grab a half-priced vegetarian entree at this Bucktown restaurant and head down to the tricked-out basement (expect a nude lady statue, funky lamps, colorful Mexican art) for BYOB stand-up sets by Chicago comedians Krystal LaFianza-Pitzen, Mike Lebovitz, Jay Washington, Ryan Walker, Mike Knish, Mary Novokhovsky and host Rachel Kaboff. 7 p.m. No cover.
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
Chicago Fire midfielder Logan Pause hosts the ninth annual Corks & Crayons benefit Sunday: purpleasparagus.com.
Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.